The Minnesota Daily

All content by Mike Zacharias

House committee rejects football stadium proposal

February 19, 2002

The first strike against an effort to get the Vikings - and possibly the Gophers - out of the Metrodome came Monday morning at the Capitol. A House committee voted against a bill providing for a $500 million...

House considers limiting Wisconsin tuition reciprocity

February 14, 2002

Currently, Minnesota residents pay more money to attend the University and other state colleges than their Wisconsin counterparts. But this arrangement will not exist for long if some state legislators...

Regents to approve state school system improvement plan

February 8, 2002

Students jumping from college to college within Minnesota's higher education system might enjoy a smoother transition in the future. Higher education and K-12 administrators will form a task force at the...

Federal law prompts revision of state foreign student monitoring bill

February 7, 2002

Federal law is forcing state representatives to rethink their approach to monitoring international students in Minnesota. A section of the state House's anti-terrorism bill - which would require universities...

Ventura pitches state terrorism response plan

February 1, 2002

Gov. Jesse Ventura unveiled his initiative at the Capitol on Thursday to improve Minnesota's prevention and response to terrorism. Communications and terrorism response equipment, as well as laboratories...

U team works on ADHD patch

December 14, 2001

University researchers and Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., are looking to produce a better way for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to take their medication. Instead of taking a Ritalin...

Center eases Holocaust survivors’ trauma

December 6, 2001

The Jewish Congregation in Stockholm, Sweden, asked Hedi Fried in 1984 to start a rehabilitation center for survivors struggling with repressed trauma from the Holocaust. "That was the time that the Jewish...

Former U researcher killed in Gaza Strip

December 4, 2001

A former University researcher was killed by Palestinian gunmen Sunday morning in the Gaza Strip. Baruch Zinger, 51, was driving to pick up his son from an Israeli army base when the gunmen opened fire....

World AIDS Day observed amid falling donations

November 30, 2001

Saturday is World AIDS Day, and HIV/AIDS organizations around the world will once again sponsor events in an attempt to bring attention to what the United Nations AIDS program calls the fourth-biggest...

Hospitals resume knee surgeries after state lifts moratorium

November 27, 2001

The Minnesota Department of Health advised hospitals and surgery centers to resume elective knee surgeries Monday. The order lifts a five-day moratorium the agency placed on the surgeries last week after...

U researchers study black tea’s influence on cardiovascular health

November 26, 2001

Many associate tea with crumpets, bad teeth and drunken political statements by revolutionaries dressed in American Indian garb. But tea might also improve overall cardiovascular health. In a new study...

Annual smokeout program gives smokers opportunity to quit

November 15, 2001

Cigarette smokers looking for an excuse to quit might try to kick the habit Thursday. The Great American Smokeout, usually on the third Thursday of November, encourages smokers to quit for 24 hours. "The...

Mayo announces rapid anthrax test, ships to U.S. labs

November 6, 2001

A new test capable of detecting anthrax in 30 minutes will be sent to some U.S. laboratories, Mayo Clinic officials announced Monday. The DNA test, developed by Mayo researchers and Switzerland-based pharmaceutical...

Study aims to predict strokes using dental X-rays

November 5, 2001

Richard Madden's research might make dentists an important tool in determining whether patients are at risk for strokes. For more than 20 years, medical researchers have tried to determine if dental panoramic...

Labyrinth at U useful for meditation, therapy

October 31, 2001

For some, the word labyrinth conjures up images of David Bowie fraternizing with Muppets. But a labyrinth is also a circular design dating back thousands of years. Its intricate, curving paths are seeing...

U researcher works on cancer prevention among smokers

October 26, 2001

While many state, federal and independent efforts aim to prevent smoking, few resources are put toward cancer prevention for current smokers. University professor Stephen Hecht is working on how to help...

U team makes virus finding

October 25, 2001

University researchers, along with colleagues in California, have discovered a molecular motor designed for packaging DNA in viruses. This motor, found in a bacterial virus not seen in humans, plays a...

State HIV cases rising mainly among blacks, report finds

October 19, 2001

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, populations of color are disproportionately affected by HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. In 2000, blacks represented 44 percent of newly reported...

Plan seeks decrease in racial health disparities

October 17, 2001

When it comes to health care in the United States, Minnesota consistently ranks near the top. However, a closer look at the statistics reveals serious racial disparities in both new cancer cases and cancer...

Professors debate cloning, stem cell research regulation

October 15, 2001

The ethical issues of stem cell research, in vitro fertilization and cloning have sparked a nationwide debate about the benefits of these technologies. But professor George Annas of Boston University said...

U.S. tells Security Council ‘self-defense’ to continue

October 9, 2001

The United States told the U.N. Security Council on Monday the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are still under investigation and action against terrorist organizations in other countries could not be ruled...

Genetic tests won’t give flawless disease risk predictions

September 27, 2001

Genetic testing might allow doctors to predict the likelihood of a patient contracting a specific disease. But professor Neil Holtzman of Johns Hopkins University said the quality of these predictions,...

ISTC offices expand, offer students more travel services

September 25, 2001

The University's International Study and Travel Center received a makeover this the summer. Employees revised and expanded the library in its Blegen Hall office, and now the center has decided to specialize...

HealthPartners receives grant to improve state of health care

September 21, 2001

HealthPartners Medical Group and Clinics, one of the largest medical groups in Minnesota, will receive $50,000 to develop a plan for improving the quality of health care in America. The group is one of...

State Health Department to award suicide-prevention program grants

September 19, 2001

The Minnesota Department of Health will award $950,000 in grants to community organizations and coalitions to learn more about preventing suicide - the second- leading cause of death for 10- to 34-year-olds...

Hundreds start U careers in hotel, lounges

September 6, 2001

The first four floors of the Days Inn on University Avenue are always a little different this time of year. Dry-erase board-adorned doors are propped open, spilling out music as residents mingle in the...